There’s something about the World Series that is so baseball. It lends itself perfectly to the ceremonial nature of the game itself – fathers passing down their knowledge of the game to their sons, recalling how they would rush all the way home from school in the days before night games to catch the remainder of that day’s World Series tilt. The World Series has long since gone prime time, but unlike it’s cousin, the NFL’s Super Bowl, it is not a one-day spectacle driven by hype and hyperbole.
The World Series is timeless and unlike the Super Bowl, which only recently celebrated its 50th birthday, is more than a century old since the Boston Pilgrims and Pittsburgh Pirates first clashed for all the marbles back in 1903.
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While the NFL loves to project the image of how on any given day, any team can win, the beauty of baseball’s World Series is that the best team always wins.
What Is Current MLB World Series Matchup
Here you will find the current World Series matchup. The beauty of baseball is that no matter the score, no team is ever out of contention until all 27 of its allotted outs have been used up.
This isn’t hockey where a team can play the trap, or basketball where a team can slowly work the shot clock, or football, where teams will grind it out with a power-running ground game, chewing up field and clock at the same time.
No, in baseball there is no clock. We don’t know when it’s going to end. And the team in the lead can’t take the air out of the ball. They must willingly deliver it to the other team and offer them the chance to claw their way back into the game.
As New York Yankees legend Yogi Berra so famously said, “It’s never over until it’s over.” It might sound like fractured logic, but in baseball, it is fact.
|AL - East|
|1||Boston Red Sox||162||93||69||878||694||0.574|
|2||Toronto Blue Jays||163||90||73||764||668||0.552|
|4||New York Yankees||162||84||78||680||702||0.519|
|5||Tampa Bay Rays||162||68||94||672||713||0.420|
|AL - Central|
|3||Kansas City Royals||162||81||81||675||712||0.500|
|4||Chicago White Sox||162||78||84||686||715||0.481|
|AL - West|
|4||Los Angeles Angels||162||74||88||717||727||0.457|
|NL - East|
|1||New York Mets||163||87||76||671||620||0.534|
|NL - Central|
|2||St. Louis Cardinals||162||86||76||779||712||0.531|
|NL - West|
|1||Los Angeles Dodgers||162||91||71||725||638||0.562|
|2||San Francisco Giants||163||88||75||718||631||0.540|
|5||San Diego Padres||162||68||94||686||770||0.420|
MLB World Series Online Betting Tips
Maybe not the best team all year, but certainly the team that plays the best over the true test of character and mettle that is a seven-game playoff series.
The team whose starting pitchers can provide consistent performances, whose hitters can come up with timely base knocks, whose bullpen can operate in shutdown mode every single night and whose fielders can turn in a five-bell defensive play are the ones who will know glory when all is said and done.
Where To Bet On MLB World Series Online
Here’s where you can bet on the World Series online. Baseball is a wonderful game for wagering because its pastural pace lends itself to dicussion, to analysis, and to intense study. There’s time in baseball to figure out what might happen next. You can think along with a team’s manager, learn his tendencies and utilize that knowledge to your advantage.
A Bit Of World Series History
The World Series is where heroes are made and legends are created. It’s Christy Mathewson tossing three shutouts for the New York Giants in 1905. Babe Ruth’s did he or didn’t he called shot in the 1932 World Series between the Yankees and Cubs. Jackie Robinson stealing home. Mickey Lolich winning Game 7 for Detroit in 1968 on two day’s rest, his third victory of the series. Carlton Fisk willing his 1975 home run ball to stay fair. Series MVP Madison Bumgarner of the San Francisco Giants winning two games and saving Game 7 of the 2014 Series.
More heroes will be unveiled each fall. Why not enjoy the moment, and while you’re at it, wager on the game and make history pay off for you as well?